RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,817
Posts: 5,472,617
Members: 25,037
Currently online: 532
Newest member: Sebastian380

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Covenant
By: Michelle on Nov 22

Two Official Starships Collection Previews
By: T'Bonz on Nov 21

Saldana: Women Issues In Hollywood
By: T'Bonz on Nov 21

Shatner Book Kickstarter
By: T'Bonz on Nov 20

Trek Original Series Slippers
By: T'Bonz on Nov 19

Hemsworth Is Sexiest Man Alive
By: T'Bonz on Nov 19

Trek Business Card Cases
By: T'Bonz on Nov 17

February IDW Publishing Trek Comics
By: T'Bonz on Nov 17

Retro Review: The Siege of AR-558
By: Michelle on Nov 15

Trevco Full Bleed Uniform T-Shirts
By: T'Bonz on Nov 14


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science and Technology

Science and Technology "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 6 2013, 03:16 PM   #46
Saturn0660
Rear Admiral
 
Saturn0660's Avatar
 
Location: NE Ohio
View Saturn0660's Twitter Profile
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

I say piss on a case and just learn to be careful. I've never had a case on my 5 or on the Droid Bionic I used to have, or the one before that, etc, etc. Just be careful and don't drop it.
__________________
How many lights do YOU see?
Saturn0660 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 7 2013, 04:03 PM   #47
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

^ I don't agree. You should never have a smartphone with no case. You never know when you might drop it, even with your best efforts not to. And besides, when the phone's in a case, it's easier to clean - you don't get your glommy fingerprints all over it.
__________________
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8 2013, 10:00 PM   #48
Tora Ziyal
Rear Admiral
 
Tora Ziyal's Avatar
 
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

I'm careful with my possessions, and I've never felt the need for a case before, either for my (cheap) phones or for my iPad. However, someone in my house is convinced that phones are cat toys, and, despite my best efforts not to put them down where they'll be noticed, they occasionally get swatted off the edge of tables. I am not going to risk my nice new iPhone 5s landing on the floor unprotected. It's happily ensconced in a gray and white Otterbox.
Tora Ziyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8 2013, 11:22 PM   #49
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

A 5s *and* an Otterbox case? TZ for the win!
__________________
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8 2013, 11:44 PM   #50
Tora Ziyal
Rear Admiral
 
Tora Ziyal's Avatar
 
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

The only thing I don't like about the Otterbox case is the screen protector. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get it totally bubble-free. Well, that and the fact that the phone doesn't look as gorgeous and sleek as it really is.
Tora Ziyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8 2013, 11:49 PM   #51
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

^ You must have got the Commuter case. The Defender one has the screen protector built in, and so you don't have to deal with 'bubbles'.
__________________
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 9 2013, 12:58 AM   #52
Tora Ziyal
Rear Admiral
 
Tora Ziyal's Avatar
 
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

Yes, I got the Commuter. Less expensive, less bulky.

ETA: Oh, no, there's a cat hair under the screen protector!

Last edited by Tora Ziyal; November 9 2013 at 02:26 AM.
Tora Ziyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 9 2013, 04:11 PM   #53
Chemahkuu
Vice Admiral
 
Chemahkuu's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Send a message via Yahoo to Chemahkuu
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

My iPhone and iPod both have a slim case or bumper when around the house, and either a pouch or case when travelling.

I only just got my iPad but since it's not really leaving the house, I just tend to keep it in the box it came in, convenient enough.
__________________
"But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake."
Chemahkuu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2013, 02:28 AM   #54
RAMA
Vice Admiral
 
RAMA's Avatar
 
Location: NJ, USA
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

RAMA wrote: View Post
Tiberius wrote: View Post
As far as I am aware, rooting does not require you to replace to OS. Rooting is merely a way to let you change settings that you aren't normally allowed to change.

And no, Nova launcher doesn't allow you to uninstall the apps that you would normally be prevented from uninstalling. it's just an app that lets you change the appearance of the homescreens and the app dock.

I've been using the Next Launcher...really impressive.
__________________
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
RAMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2013, 03:16 AM   #55
Tiberius
Commodore
 
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

RAMA wrote: View Post
RAMA wrote: View Post
Tiberius wrote: View Post
As far as I am aware, rooting does not require you to replace to OS. Rooting is merely a way to let you change settings that you aren't normally allowed to change.

And no, Nova launcher doesn't allow you to uninstall the apps that you would normally be prevented from uninstalling. it's just an app that lets you change the appearance of the homescreens and the app dock.

I've been using the Next Launcher...really impressive.
That looks too cluttered for me! How much of that is just the wallpaper? Can you show an image with a plain wallpaper for comparison?
Tiberius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 18 2013, 03:39 AM   #56
RAMA
Vice Admiral
 
RAMA's Avatar
 
Location: NJ, USA
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

Tiberius wrote: View Post
RAMA wrote: View Post
RAMA wrote: View Post


I've been using the Next Launcher...really impressive.
That looks too cluttered for me! How much of that is just the wallpaper? Can you show an image with a plain wallpaper for comparison?
Its a 3D view of the desktop screens available. The home desktop screen (the one in the center) is not cluttered.
__________________
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
RAMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 19 2013, 03:42 AM   #57
Tiberius
Commodore
 
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

RAMA wrote: View Post
Tiberius wrote: View Post
RAMA wrote: View Post
That looks too cluttered for me! How much of that is just the wallpaper? Can you show an image with a plain wallpaper for comparison?
Its a 3D view of the desktop screens available. The home desktop screen (the one in the center) is not cluttered.
I didn't mean cluttered with many icons. I meant cluttered in that there's a lot of visual information which is distracting (for me at least) from the icons and the visual information you need.
Tiberius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 30 2013, 02:21 AM   #58
Tora Ziyal
Rear Admiral
 
Tora Ziyal's Avatar
 
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

^ Wow. That would be way too visually cluttered for me, too.

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
And have you had any trouble using the fingerprint sensor with it?
I haven't actually used the sensor yet but I plan to.
I set up mine today. It's really cool!
Tora Ziyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 3 2013, 12:30 AM   #59
astarguy
Ensign
 
Location: tennessee
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

thanks for everyone posting i am going to upgrade my smart phone soon so i read all the posts with great interest. but to comment on the case or not case issue- it is a no brainer for me i have destroyed 4 Samsung stratosphere's in 12 months be cause the do not make otterbox's for them. 2 died on expanded metal platforms 1 from a arff canon and the last from good old concrete. yea!!!!!!
astarguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 3 2013, 02:10 AM   #60
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

^ Sorry to hear about your phones, but I applaud the day when the word 'Otterbox' is itself used as a noun.
__________________
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.